Cannes Film Festival 2010 line-up announced

Films from Oliver Stone, Woody Allen and Mike Leigh set for 63rd festival

The line-up for Cannes 2010 has been announced.

Woody Allen‘s You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, Oliver Stone‘s Wall Street sequel, Stephen Frears‘s Gemma Arterton-led graphic novel adaptation Tamara Drewe and Mike Leigh‘s Another Year will join the Russell Crowe/Ridley Scott blockbuster Robin Hood, which has previously been announced as the opening night film, at the event.

The line-up is considered less prestigious that last year’s “auteur smackdown”, where the likes of Michael Haneke‘s The White Ribbon, Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds, Jacques Audiard‘s A Prophet and Lars von Trier‘s controversial Antichrist featured.

Yet there are still some critical heavyweights. Along with Leigh‘s latest, Doug Liman‘s political drama Fair Game, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu‘s Biutiful and Mathieu Amalric‘s Tournée are among the 16 films screening in competition to battle for the prestigious Palme d’Or.

The Festival de Cannes runs from May 12 to 23.

Cannes: key line-up

Opening film (out of competition)

Robin Hood (Ridley Scott)

In competition

Tournee (Mathieu Almaric)
Des Hommes et des Dieux (Xavier Beauvois)
Hors la loi (Rachid Bouchareb)
Biutiful (Alejandro Gonzales Innaritu)
A Screaming Man (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
Housemaid (Im Sangsoo)
Copie Conforme (Abbas Kiarostami)
Outrage (Takeshi Kitano)
Poetry (Lee Chang-dong)
Another Year (Mike Leigh)
Fair Game (Doug Liman)
You, My Joy (Sergei Loznitsa)
La Nostra Vita (Daniele Luchetti)
Utomlyonnye Solntsem 2 (Nikita Mikhalkov)
La Princesse de Monptpensier (Bertrand Tavernier)
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

Out of Competition

You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger (Woody Allen)
Tamara Drewe (Stephen Frears)
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Oliver Stone)